Dear Parent / Guardian,
The school year is winding down and we know May can be one of the craziest months of the school year both in school and at home. Hang in there!
This will be our last newsletter for the school year. We hope you have enjoyed reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed writing it and we look forward to sharing some new, fun topics in the fall.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit.”
Have a wonderful summer!
Your CC Admissions Team
MAKING GOOD FRIENDS – TIPS FOR HELPING KIDS AND TEENS
All parents want their children to be happy. A significant factor to happiness is having good friendships. For some, it only takes one really great friend. For others, they need a handful of good friends around. Be aware of what suits your child and keep in mind that all kids are still navigating their path.
Friends should be supportive, loyal, respectful, understanding and engaging. We know that friends can introduce new ideas and new ways of doing things so it is important, as parents, you provide a secure grounding with strong values to help your children choose friends who will have a positive effect on your child’s self-esteem, interests and attitude.
While you cannot choose your child’s friends for them, you can help steer them toward good friends.
- Help your child bond with others over common interests
- Clubs, activities and sports are a great way for children to meet peers who have the same interests.
- Use your own friendships as an example
- Show your child how friendship is give and take. Talk about the qualities you appreciate in your friends.
- Talk about the value of honesty
- Talk to your child about how they should be able to feel comfortable being themselves around a good friend and not have to worry about being judged or pressured.
- Remind your child that everyone makes a mistake but being honest about it is where the value comes
- Talk about good qualities in their peers
- When you see your child’s peers doing things that reflect positive behaviors becoming of a friend, be sure to talk about it with your child
- Remember to teach smart forgiveness
- Kids make mistakes. Sometimes even our most trusted friends will let us down. Help your child navigate the times when a friend lets them down. Teach them to take a pause and consider the friendship. Perhaps the mistake has shown that the friendship is not the right fit or maybe this friend just needs some encouragement to get back on track. Either way, teach your child to forgive and move on in the right direction.
- Encourage your child to be a good friend to others
- Modeling good friend behavior will help your child show others how a good friend acts and will also help your child better recognize who is a good friend to him/her.
- Remind your children to be kind, encouraging, good listeners and there to celebrate the successes.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 2019 GRADUATES!
CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 2019 SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS